Friday, March 30, 2018

Technique Tuesday Countdown Day 1 - Beautiful Iris

Good morning! So excited to begin sharing my cards for the April Release from Technique Tuesday! Woohoo!!! This is a big and beautiful release! Make sure and check out the Technique Tuesday Blog to find links to all the Design Team's projects for today!

Today is all about the florals - and there are some seriously lovely ones! Here is my card for today using one of my favorites - the Iris Stamp Set:

I had SOOO much fun coloring up this image! I used my MISTI to stamp it in a soft colored ink, then took lots of time to color it in with my Chameleon Double Ended Colored Pencils. I then put it back in the MISTI and restamped with embossing ink, and heat embossed in white. Then, I used a couple of Warm Gray Copic markers to add some shading and depth around the outside of the image.

I added a heat embossed sentiment from another set - Just Us Girls - that seemed like a perfect fit, and added a row of machine stitching around the outside edges, and on a whim, added a bit of wonky stitching on the base of the flower. Kind of scary doing it when the card was almost done - so I was SOOO glad it looked good when I was done!

Finished off by adding a thin white matte, then mounting on a cardbase made with Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet cardstock.

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  1. I love the white lines and bright colors against the craft background. Beautiful card!

  2. The machine stitching is a great finish to a gorgeous card.

  3. The flowers with the die cuts are my favorite! Simply beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous card with this lovely iris design!